Clinton Co. residents petition for change at dangerous intersection

Residents say the intersection of County Roads 950 West and 400 North is one distracted driver away from tragedy.

Posted: Jun 27, 2019 10:56 AM
Updated: Jun 27, 2019 11:05 AM

CLINTON CO., Ins. (WLFI) — Some drivers in Clinton County want to see change at an intersection before tragedy strikes.

"You know those flowers that they put at the side of the road when someone dies?" asked Clinton County resident Lou Wozniak. "We ought to put some of those here now to get ready for it."

Wozniak said the intersection of County Roads 950 West and 400 North, near Mulberry, is one distracted driver away from tragedy.

"It's scary feeling," Wozniak explained. "You pull forward into a normal stopping point, and you can't see at all. You have to pull, what feels like, literally into the intersection before you can see clearly."

This lack of visibility can put drivers in a dangerous situation.

It's something Brooke Michal knows all too well.

"There was snow, and I pulled up to the stop sign, got stuck, had to back up, come back forward and then had to like zoom because there was a car there already because I couldn't see," she said.

Now Michal is working to make it safer. The 21-year-old made a petition to change the intersection from a two-way stop into a four-way stop.

In just over a week, she has more than 120 signatures to hand over to county commissioners.

"Just something to make people realize that this intersection isn't safe, and something needs to be done about it," Michal added.

County commissioners will look at crash statistics before making a decision.

Even though there's only been one crash there in the last two years, Michal thinks it's time to take action now.

"There shouldn't have to be a bunch of fatalities or a bunch of crashes for there to be something," said Michal. "I feel like it should be something we prevent."

With a daughter driving through the intersection almost daily, Wozniak fears the worst if nothing is done.

"Someone is coming flying down here, not paying attention and hits her," said Wozniak. "That's my worst fear."

The next step is to take the petitions to county commissioners. The County Highway Superintendent Kevin Myers said an engineering study is needed before the additional stop signs are installed.

West Lafayette
Scattered Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 90°
Kokomo
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 88°
Rensselaer
Scattered Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 84°
Fowler
Scattered Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 84°
Williamsport
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 90°
Crawfordsville
Clear
85° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 85°
Frankfort
Overcast
88° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 89°
Delphi
Scattered Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 88°
Monticello
Scattered Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 88°
Logansport
Scattered Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 88°
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 45952

Reported Deaths: 2650
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion11387679
Lake4872240
Elkhart308543
Allen2677114
St. Joseph184965
Cass16369
Hamilton1484100
Hendricks136699
Johnson1235118
Porter68537
Madison64363
Tippecanoe6408
Clark62244
Bartholomew57844
Howard54356
LaPorte53925
Kosciusko4952
LaGrange4596
Jackson4553
Noble44728
Vanderburgh4306
Hancock42935
Delaware42648
Boone42242
Shelby41625
Marshall4123
Floyd36344
Morgan32031
Montgomery28720
Grant28526
Clinton2792
Dubois2606
White25810
Monroe25628
Decatur24632
Henry23515
Lawrence23124
Vigo2248
Harrison20822
Dearborn20422
Warrick20129
Greene18431
Miami1802
Jennings16911
Putnam1658
DeKalb1594
Scott1547
Daviess13916
Orange13323
Wayne1286
Franklin1248
Steuben1232
Perry1209
Ripley1127
Carroll1092
Jasper1092
Wabash1072
Fayette967
Newton9510
Whitley814
Randolph764
Starke733
Huntington702
Wells681
Jay670
Fulton661
Jefferson651
Washington641
Pulaski631
Knox620
Clay594
Rush573
Benton480
Adams451
Owen451
Gibson442
Sullivan441
Brown381
Blackford372
Posey350
Spencer311
Tipton301
Crawford290
Fountain292
Switzerland250
Martin220
Parke220
Ohio140
Warren141
Union130
Vermillion130
Pike80
Unassigned0194

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events